Moving Away From ‘Something Wrong With You’

Professor Sattar Bawany is the CEO and Master Executive Coach of Centre for Executive Education (CEE Global). His interest in coaching started in 1998 when he was given the opportunity to move from HR consulting, and learning and development roles, into the business side of organisational management with the Hay Group where they offered him…

HR Leaders Role in Influencing Coaching Culture

In 2012, Wendy made the transition from the corporate sector to the education industry, the third career transition. She moved from Operations Management to HR Management in 1997 and then to her current role as the Vice-President (Corporate and Operational Performance) of HELP University and also Dean of ELM Graduate School. Out of curiosity, I…

Best Practice Implementation at Human Resource

Cirque du Soleil and defining values The journey towards the introduction of a coaching culture started when a new managing director was appointed from the USA and there was significant restructuring at the executive level, including the appointment of new general managers across sales, human resources, finance and marketing over a six-month period. These roles…

Influencing One Coaching Question at a Time

Sulynn was contacted by a CEO, an old client from her earlier consulting days. He has a vision to change the culture of the organisation, transforming it into something less compliant and more dynamic. She initially said ‘No, thanks’ to his offer of an ‘HR position’. Then, the CEO who wanted Sulynn on his team…

Centrelink: Using the Change Model in Coaching

The Coaching Project The Centrelink Coaching Project is a best practice demonstration of leadership in the workplace, making a difference and creating a culture where people can thrive, and the values of integrity, respect, professionalism and care for people. Since the inception of coaching initiatives into the organisation, about 3,000 employees have been trained in…

How the ‘City of Casey’ Shines

I asked Richard to talk about the emergence of a coaching culture at Casey and he outlined for us their “best practice” approach. ‘Coaching at Casey emerged from a program called “Peer Assessment” feedback. As facilitators of peer assessment when we worked with employees to understand their feedback, we recognized that coaching questions brought the…

The Value of Coaching – How do you prove it?

Here’s how the calculation worked on Julie’s case study by Natalie Ashdown, co-author of Bring Out Their Best. According to her, “I coached a young sales person, Julie, with the purpose of increasing her sales results. The key coaching issue was around time management, because her manager wanted her out on the road the whole…